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Varying levels of protection available for lands

September 12, 2014

SHERIDAN — While a wilderness designation, which offers the most protection, is often desirable for pristine areas, groups dedicated to conservation also see the value in other protective designations such as National Scenic Areas and Roadless Areas. These designations provide substantial protection for landscapes but allow some recreational activities that are not allowed in wilderness Read More

Fair association OKs overage costs for water project

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association voted Thursday to approve payment of up to $66,000 in overage costs for a water system replacement project to be completed at the fairgrounds this winter. The overage amount was approximately $13,000 more than originally anticipated, but the board decided the project was crucial enough to justify spending more Read More

Teacher of the Year Poulsen hopes to reach out to parents, teachers, Legislature

SHERIDAN — After 24 years of teaching for Sheridan County School District 2, eighth-grade history teacher Lorna Poulsen has a couple lessons left she hopes to teach, but these ones are not for her students. Poulsen was recently selected SCSD2 District Teacher of the Year and has centered her multiple speeches and interviews — as Read More

All Nations Indian Relay Races kick off tonight

SHERIDAN —  More than 30 elite teams representing 15 Indian nations from across North America will compete for more than $50,000 in prizes at the All Nations Indian Relay Championships tonight through Sunday. Teams from across the northwestern plains compete with each other  throughout the summer months to earn their place at the championships. Indian Read More

SAWS explores purchase of Park Reservoir water shares

SHERIDAN — Members of the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board discussed at length Wednesday the possibility of the city of Sheridan and the SAWS board submitting a joint application for funds that would be used to purchase shares of stored water in Park Reservoir. No action was taken on the matter, but a Read More

Baxter yoga workshops set for this weekend

SHERIDAN — Santosha Yoga is holding a weekend workshop with Dr. Baxter Bell. There will be classes on today, Saturday and Sunday focusing on core integrity and balance. On Saturday afternoon, a special guest speaker, Melina Meza, will give an introduction to Ayurveda talk. Ayurveda is the sister discipline to yoga that stresses the importance Read More

Science Saturdays kick off this week

SHERIDAN — The annual “Science Saturday” events will kick off this weekend. Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday the public is invited to go to the Sheridan College Dinosaur Quarry. Attendees will meet at the Museum of Discovery at Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. Transportation will not be provided, however, there will be an organizing of Read More

Farmers market vendors to join Landon’s Sat.

SHERIDAN — Vendors from the weekly Sheridan Farmers Market will be on site at Landon’s Greenhouse beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. This week’s Thursday farmers market was canceled due to inclement weather.

Rib and Chop to reward local teachers

SHERIDAN — During the 2014-15 school year, the Chop House family of restaurants is celebrating the dedicated men and women who commit themselves to being teachers. Starting in September, the restaurant group will be giving $1,000 each month to teachers from communities in which it has a location. On Sept. 15, the Chop House will Read More

Landon’s hosting free workshop Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse is having a free workshop for the public Saturday. At 10 a.m. Keith Kershaw will discuss how to properly plant and prepare trees for winter and other seasons. Keith will share some tricks to ensure you have success with your fall plantings. This workshop also kicks off Landon’s annual nursery sale Read More

Sugarland Ridge celebrating National Assisted Living Week

SHERIDAN — In observance of National Assisted Living Week, Sept. 7-13, Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge will host a series of events developed as a special opportunity to bring together residents, families, employees, volunteers and the surrounding community to celebrate “Magic of Music.” The “Magic of Music” celebrates the role music plays in the daily lives Read More

American Legion Auxiliary to resume meetings

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will resume its meetings Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the library. For more information call Jean Arzy at 672-3623.

MASH raises $45,000 for hospital projects

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Powder Horn Ladies Golf Association hosted a women’s 18-hole golf scramble on Saturday at the Powder Horn. Along with the tournament, a Friday MASH Mania dinner and dance was held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Funds raised will support enhancements to the Intensive Care Unit and Read More

High court again overturns Ernst murder sentence

September 11, 2014

CHEYENNE (AP) — For the second time, the Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a Sheridan judge to resentence one of three men convicted of murder in a 2009 home-invasion killing. The high court on Wednesday ordered Judge John Fenn to resentence 21-year-old Wyatt Bear Cloud after considering his murder, aggravated burglary and conspiracy convictions as Read More

Gosar asks voters to ‘walk on’ to campaign

SHERIDAN — Pete Gosar, the Democratic candidate for governor in the coming November election, rallied a crowd at a meet and greet event Wednesday in Sheridan, asking supporters to “walk on” to his campaign by talking about the issues that matter to Wyoming citizens regardless of political party. Gosar is using “Walk On” as a Read More

SCSD3 hears pitch from virtual school program developer

SHERIDAN — Administrators at Sheridan County School District 3 have begun discussions on releasing a new virtual school program that would be locally driven but available statewide. Jodi Ibach of Sheridan presented a teacher-led and student-centered, competency based learning program to the board of trustees Wednesday night during the board’s work session. Ibach, a former Read More

Burgess announces intent to run as Independent for HD30

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Val Burgess recently announced her intentions to run as an Independent for the House District 30 seat this fall. She’ll face Republican candidate Mark Jennings, who ousted current HD30 Rep. Kathy Coleman in the August primary. In a press release sent out Wednesday, Burgess said she is running for the seat Read More

Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue hosting Paws for a Cause Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue is hosting Paws for a Cause on Saturday. This is a fun run or walk to benefit animals in need. It will be held at the Powder Horn Golf Community. At 8:30 a.m. there will be 5k and 10k runs, and 1k and 3k walks. It is Read More

CVC planning second annual early childhood symposium

SHERIDAN — The Center for a Vital Community, along with a statewide coalition, announced plans to host the second annual symposium entitled “Building Communities Where Children and Families Thrive: The Science of Early Childhood.” Events will take place the evening of Sept. 18 and on Sept. 19-20 at Sheridan College. Participants at this statewide symposium Read More

Friday Events Sept. 11, 2014

• All day, A Place of Wholeness Retreat, HF Bar Ranch • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Born in a Barn creative trade show, Kinnison Ranch, 415 US Highway 14 East, $10 • 6 p.m. All Nations Indian Relay Championships, Sheridan County Fairgrounds, $20 for adults, $12 for children 12 and younger • 6 p.m. Read More

Local Briefs Sept. 11, 2014

Craft Brothers to perform in Dayton DAYTON — The Craft Brothers will perform a concert Friday at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton. The concert was originally scheduled to be held outside at the park, but event organizers moved it indoors due to predictions of inclement weather. The event will be held from Read More

WDE: Lack of participation in standards review surprising

September 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — The window for public comment on the State Board of Education chapter 10 content and performance standards will close tomorrow, and the WDE has been trying, and struggling, to get public feedback. At its April 11 meeting, the board approved for public comment new standards in the content areas of social studies, physical Read More

What about my garden?

SHERIDAN — The predicted snow and freezing temperatures no doubt have gardeners around the region trying to decide the best course of action to protect their veggies and other crops that they’ve babied along all summer. UW Extension Agent Scott Hininger said measures to protect gardens come down to personal preference, but he did recommend Read More

Is Sheridan in for a repeat performance? Area could get several inches of snow

SHERIDAN — The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch and hazardous weather outlook for Sheridan County and the Bighorn Mountains from Wednesday evening into Thursday afternoon. Nighttime lows will dip below freezing through Friday night and an estimated 3-6 inches of wet, heavy snow may accumulate in the region. Meteorologist Brian Tesar, Read More

Craft Brothers to perform in Dayton

DAYTON — The Craft Brothers will perform a concert Friday at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton. The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. and will include live music, food and drinks. Organizers suggest you bring your own beverages, or pop and water will be for sale. For more information call Erin Read More

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